31st August 2018
Government Partners With UK Scouts To Tackle Plastic Pollution

Government Partners With UK Scouts To Tackle Plastic Pollution

Government has announced new partnership with UK Scouts to inspire and empower young people to tackle plastic pollution. Young people across the country will join together to tackle plastic pollution through a new partnership between the UK Scouts and Government. … Continue reading

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16th August 2018
£300,000 Funding For Community Projects To “Get Tough On Litter”

£300,000 Funding For Community Projects To “Get Tough On Litter”

Over £300,000 is now available for community projects that “get tough on litter”, Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey has announced. The first round of the funding saw a number of councils, charities, businesses, and public projects awarded almost £125,000 to take innovative steps … Continue reading

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24th July 2018
Defra Updates Progress On Litter Strategy for England

Defra Updates Progress On Litter Strategy for England

Defra has published the first report updating the department’s actions set out in the Litter Strategy for England. The first ever Litter Strategy for England in April 2017 set out 36 commitments and actions to contribute to cleaning up the … Continue reading

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23rd July 2018
Government Hasn’t Faced Up To “Underlying Recycling Issues” – NAO

Government Hasn’t Faced Up To “Underlying Recycling Issues” – NAO

The UK’s approach to calculating packaging recycling rates is not sufficiently robust, and government appears not to have “faced up to underlying recycling issues”, says today’s (23 July) report by the National Audit Office (NAO). Reducing waste and using resources … Continue reading

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16th July 2018
Food Waste Report: Surplus Food Redistribution Increased 50% In 2 Years

Food Waste Report: Surplus Food Redistribution Increased 50% In 2 Years

A new food waste report by WRAP shows that surplus food redistribution from retailers, manufacturers and hospitality and food services businesses increased by 50% in just two years. The report is published as eight charities and not-for-profit groups are set … Continue reading

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13th July 2018
New Scheme To Fight Plastics Pollution Gains Government Grant Funding

New Scheme To Fight Plastics Pollution Gains Government Grant Funding

The UK Government has re-opened the Darwin Plus scheme and given a grant for a plastic reduction project on St Helena to help support UK Overseas Territories.  The new projects will see a scheme to reduce and monitor plastic pollution … Continue reading

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4th July 2018
Government Proposes Fixed Penalties For Fly-Tipping Duty Of Care Offences

Government Proposes Fixed Penalties For Fly-Tipping Duty Of Care Offences

The Government is proposing to implement fixed penalty notices (FPN) for household Duty of Care offences related to fly-tipping, as it publishes a summary of responses to its January (2018) consultation on proposals to tackle crime. The proposals set out … Continue reading

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19th June 2018
“World Leading” Microbeads Ban Comes Into Force

“World Leading” Microbeads Ban Comes Into Force

A ban on the sale of products containing microbeads has come into force today (19 June) as part of the Government’s “world-leading” efforts to prevent these harmful pieces of plastic entering the marine environment. From today, retailers across England and … Continue reading

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